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comment Which sentence is correct?
To editors: this question is being edited several times after we performed a rollback to the initial state on behalf of the OP's request. We should not continue to do this. Thank you.
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comment Which sentence is correct?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a proof-reading request with no indication of prior research.
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comment Which sentence is correct?
@Cool - well, we do as you wish. It is no issue to roll back your post to the previous state and close it again for being off topic.
Apr
15
comment How do you say “mild vomiting due to a Stomach Bug”?
To make a "best" answer possible we may want to move the "Stomach Bug" part to a separate question.
Apr
14
comment What does usw. mean?
Actually this Google search is interesting (i.stack.imgur.com/oQ7cA.png) - even the answer was quoted there.... ;)
Apr
14
comment Usage of zumute
@CarstenSchultz - you are wrong there. It is a general Stack Exchange policy on comments that existed much longer than this site (read all about comments here) - it is expected from all users to clean-up their obsolete comments by themselves. If they don't do that it is janitorial work for the moderators who may not at all be prepared to read all lengthy comment threads to not miss a possibly valuable comment. Note that we do have a menu to purge all comments on a post in one click to make this easy.
Apr
14
comment Usage of zumute
Please do not answer a question in comments. Comments are meant to ask for clarification or to point to issues but they should not be abused to write a half-answer. Having answers in comments makes any later clean-up extremely cumbersome if impossible. Thank you.
Apr
13
comment What does usw. mean?
@Emanuel some people may get the impression you do (This post here caught an offensive flag)... The other question you mentioned was closed as was yours for the same reasons. As I understood the whole discussion we had we decided to not allow posts without context or with no research effort mainly to avoid being flooded with tons of such posts. We then should also show people how to put more love into a question.
Apr
13
comment What does usw. mean?
High reputation users should not counteract the guides we all made up for ourselves on how to ask a good on topic question. This question does not show context and the research effort you claim to have made is not really convincing. We should also not make fun of people that really may have had a hard time finding a much less common abbreviation in their dictionaries.
Apr
12
comment Position of “etwas” in “Kann ich in Berlin etwas kaufen?”
This post was flagged to be moved to chat for having too many comments. Please avoid lengthy comment discussions. If an issue was resolved you should delete your comment. For an elaborate discussions on a topic use German Language Chat.
Apr
10
comment German word for “awesome” sounding like “ga-yeah”?
@mbm29414: which will lead to replacing "geil" by "cool" (or something else I bet) in the next generation kids - at least in the school my kids go to "geil" already became old-fashioned parent's speek :)
Apr
9
comment Regionale Verbreitung von »Ich bin Hauptplatz«
Umfragen und "List Questions" sind für das Stack Exchange Format grundsätzlich nicht geeignet, da man kaum eine "richtige" Antwort erhalten kann, und da es ja auch nicht um die Lösung eines Problems geht. Das zeigen auch die Antworten und Komentare die wir hier haben. Ich habe eine CW-Antwort generiert, in die man seinen Ort eintragen kann, wenn man möchte.
Apr
9
comment Woher kommt “kein Schwein”?
Der erste Absatz ist Beleg für die Aussage des zweiten Absatzes, denn sonst hätte ich mir den ersten Absatz sparen können.
Apr
8
comment Regionale Verbreitung von »Ich bin Hauptplatz«
Dies ist ein gutes Beispiel dafür, dass das Weglassen von Präpositionen vielleicht eher ein allgemeines Phänomen der Jugendsprache ist und deshalb gar nicht auf Ortsangaben in der U-Bahn oder auf verschiedene Großstädte begrenzt werden kann. Evtl. sollte man die Frage dahingehend anpassen. In meiner Altersgruppe (50+) wird es jedenfalls nur passiv verstanden und oft gehört aber aktiv kaum benutzt.
Apr
7
comment What does der Wühlen mean please?
Most verbs can be converted that way (just like in English -ing), some take other forms in addition (der Wühler, die Wühlerin, das Gewühle, der Wühlende, ...). It's rather random ;)
Apr
7
comment Bergbau, Bergwerk - woher stammt der Wortteil “Berg-”?
@Emanuel sowohl bei "Berg" als auch bei "bergen" schreibt das DWDS, dass es auf die i.e. Wurzel bherg̑hos bzw. bhergh zurückgehen soll... also schon irgendwie nahe beisammen...
Apr
6
comment Is “Mir ist kalt” correct? Did I hear it correctly?
@c.p. I strongly disagree here. If we had said that just finding an answer by a search engine made it off topic here we could close 99% of all questions. In fact we very much want to achieve that German Language appears on top of results from search engines: google.com/search?q="mir+ist+kalt"; <-- this is why this question is a good example of how to ask, and why it may be good for us to find answers by search engines.
Apr
6
comment Link of two “Nebensätze” with “damit”
Shouldn't we also point to the differences that mainly come from the correct use of grammatical cases here? This may not be so obvious for a learner.
Apr
2
comment How to say “in the last few months”
Glad to see the genitive case in use :)
Apr
1
comment What is wrong with “Ich weiß es nicht mehr genau”?
Please avoid a question title in a different language to the question body. Thank you.